Stewardship at the Summit, Sept 2, 10, 14, 24, & 30; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Volunteers clear ginger from park trail. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/havo
Yard Sale, Sat, Sept 3, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Ham Radio Operators Potluck Picnic, Sun, Sept 4, Manuka Park. All American Radio Emergency Service members, anyone interested in learning how to operate a ham radio and families are invited to attend. Dennis Smith, 989-3028
Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes, Sun, Sept 4 & 18, 2 p.m., Ka`u Youth Center near Na`alehu Community Center. Classes taught by kupuna Jeannette Howard are followed by informal kanikapila stressing songs of Ka`u. Free; open to all. Beverly Byouk, 936-7262
Hawai`i County Council Meetings, Tue/Wed, Sept 6/7 & 20/21. Ka`u residents can participate via videoconferencing at Na`alehu State Office Building. See hawaiicounty.gov for agendas & live-streamed & archived meetings.
Kamehameha Schools One-Stop-Shops, Wed, Sept 14 & Tue, Sept 20, 4 – 6 p.m., Na`alehu Methodist Church Hall. Staff help with admissions, Ho`oulu Hawaiian Data Center, financial aid & scholarships. apps.ksbe.edu/admissions or 982-0851
Volunteer Forest Restoration Project, Fri, Sept 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Help remove invasive, non-native faya from an `ohi`a forest. 352-1402 or email@example.com.
Recycling at Na`alehu School, Sat, Sept 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Na`alehu School Gym. Redeem your HI-5 sorted by type; receive 5 cents per container and additional 20 cents per pound on all aluminum. Atlas Recycling donates 20 cents per pound on all aluminum redeemed to the school. 939-2413, ext. 230
Mason Jar Lid Craft, Wed, Sept 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register Sept 12 – 16. 928-3012
Coffee Quality Workshop, Mon, Sept 26, 9 a.m., Wood Valley Farm. Quality grader & lifetime coffee professional Sunalini Menon shares her knowledge. Free to members of Ka‘ū Coffee Growers Cooperative and Palehua ‘Ohana Cooperative. All others are requested to make a $200 donation to support Menon’s travel fees. firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-575-9098
HOVE Road Maintenance board of directors meeting, Tue, Sept 27, 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church. 929-9910
Ka`u Food Pantry, Tue, Sept 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View.
Make a Hawaiian Broom, Wed, Sept 28, 10 a.m. to – 12 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center lanai in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Rangers teach how to make a useful pulumi ni`au, brooms fashioned from midribs of coconut leaves. Free; park entrance fees apply.
Pilates Plus, Mon/Wed, 4 – 5 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Open to all ages. Exercise by DVD; bring your own equipment, ball and mat. Free w/donation of non-perishable food. Judy Knapp, 939-8149
Zumba Fitness, Mon/Thu, 5:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m., New Hope Christian Fellowship in Volcano. Certified instructor Linda Fanene, 990-3835
Open Free Play Basketball & Volleyball for Adults, Mon/Wed, 6 p.m., Na`alehu Community Center. 939-2510
Beginners Yoga, Wed, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. $5. Rob Kennedy, 985-9151
Bruce Lee Combatives, Thu, 5 – 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Center. Henry Ivy’s family-based classes teach self-confidence and personal development. 854-5284
Qigong Classes, Thu, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Mark Twain Estates near Kama`oa Rd. Learn Primordial Qigong (Hunyuan Gong), healing walk for balance, crane animal frolic for asthma and strengthening the lungs, along with other easy-to-learn self-care practices that balance the body for health and vitality. Beginners always welcome; Sliding donation $5 - $10. Shary, 929-7647
Country Line Dancing, Thu, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. For men & women; no partner required. Free & easy lessons (a new dance each week) for beginners & intermediate. Suzanne, 930-4678
Volcano Farmers Market, Sun, 6 – 10 a.m., Cooper Center. Fruits and veggies, swap meet and more. EBT welcome.
Tutu & Me Traveling Preschool, free classes Mon/Wed, Na`alehu Community Center; Tue/Thu, Pahala Community Center; 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 929-8571
Niaulani Nature Walks, Mon, 9:30 a.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. This one-hour nature walk travels through a portion of old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. Free (calabash donations welcome). 967-8222 or volcanoartcenter.org
Pahala Senior Center: Lunch served Mon – Fri, 10:30 a.m. for residents aged 60+. Julie, 928-3101
Na`alehu Senior Nutrition Center (Hawai`i County Nutrition Program), Lunch served Mon – Fri, 10:45 a.m. for residents aged 60+, greater Na`alehu area. 939-2505
Ocean View Nutrition Site and Senior Club hosts activities at St. Jude’s Church on Mon/Wed/Fri from 8:30 a.m. and provides lunches 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for seniors 60+. Donations requested.
Zhineng Qigong, Mon, 2 – 4 p.m., Cooper Center in Volcano Village. $10 suggested donation. email@example.com
A Walk into the Past, Tue, 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center and Whitney Vault in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Ka`u resident Dick Hershberger brings Hawaiian Volcano Observatory founder Thomas Jaggar to life.
Knit-Wits, Tue, 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 929-7033
Ka`u Driver License Office, Tue/Wed by appointment. 854-7214
Family Movie Matinee, Tue, 3 p.m., Na`alehu Public Library. Free movies plus free popcorn. 939-2442
Family History/Geneology Workshops, Tue, 4 – 6 p.m., Na`alehu Mormon Church. Theresa Ducret presents free, online workshops. Appointments at 238-6221.
Basic Computer & Internet Classes, Tue, 5:30 & 6 p.m., Pahala Public & School Library. Debbie, 928-2015
Kanikapila Jam Sessions, Tue, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. 967-8222
Ka`u Farmers Market, Wed, 8 a.m. – noon, Shaka’s Restaurant in Na`alehu. Produce, Hawaiiana, arts and crafts, fresh baked goods.
Na`alehu Market, Wed/Sat, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ace Hardware. Produce and locally made products.
Community Bookstore, Wed, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Kauaha`ao Church in Wai`ohinu. 938-0411
Ka Lena Na Keiki O Ka`u, Wed, 4 – 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Nonprofit Family Support Hawai`i sponsors this free talent group, with Chassie Cantiberos teaching song and dance. 430-7886
Game Night, Wed, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Fun games & great conversation. Open to the public. Potluck first Wednesday of each month begins at 5:30 p.m.; bring a favorite dish for six. Sheri, 929-9258
Ka Lae Quilters, Thu, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Center. 238-0505
VA Center for Veterans, Thu, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. David, 329-0574
Color Me Happy, Thu, 3 – 6 p.m., Na`alehu Library. Coloring club for all ages. 939-2442
Free Dinner, Thu, 4 – 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Bring a can; have a meal. Everyone welcome; volunteers needed. Donations accepted c/o OVCC. 939-7033
Desperately Seeking Serenity AFG meeting, Thu, 5 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View. Sandy, 557-9847
Women, Infant, Children Services, Fri (except holidays) at various locations. 965-3030 or 934-3209
Aloha Fridays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery porch at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Variable hula art offerings. Everyone welcome. Free; donations welcome; park entrance fees apply.
Ka`u `Ohana Band Rehearsals, Fri, 4 p.m., St. Jude’s Church in Ocean View. Instruments provided; no experience necessary. Ka`u School of the Arts, 854-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilauea Lu`au Buffet, Fri, 5 – 8 p.m., Kilauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Free hula show except Sept 23. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356
Live Entertainment at Hana Hou Restaurant, Fri, 5:30 p.m. in Na`alehu. 929-9717
Live Music Fridays at South Side Shaka’s, Na`alehu. 929-7404
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: One Day at a Time Group, Sat, 6:30 p.m., Cooper Center; Friday Night BBQ Meeting, Fri, 5 p.m., Wai`ohinu (929 -7674); Happy, Joyous and Free Group, Mon/Thu, 7 p.m. and Sat, 5 p.m., St. Jude’s in Ocean View. West Hawai`i Intergroup (329-1212) or the Hilo office (961-6133)